June 16, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Discussion nearly goes downhill

Facing increasing angst from community members, Conejo Valley Unified will establish a committee to look at alternatives to its plans to relocate the Parenting Program at Horizon Hills and end its lease with Carden Conejo School. More...

Health & Wellness

Give milestone gifts with meaning

Last week my sister asked me for a gift idea for a friend who was turning 50.  As I began to brainstorm with her, my thoughts turned to how a person might feel on the occasion of a milestone birthday, whether it be 50, 60, 70, 80 or beyond.  More...

UCLA Health recognized for quality care

Twenty UCLA Health clinics in the Los Angeles area—19 primary care and one pediatric practice—have been recognized for excellence in ambulatory patient care delivery.  More...

Dining & Entertainment

Renowned chef visits Four Seasons Hotel

Plant-based diet recommended

Renowned nutritionist Paulette Lambert is trying to make the nation healthy again—one meal at a time. More...

Calendar

Calendar

THURS., JUNE 16  Channel Islands Gulls  11 a.m. at Las Posas Country Club, 955 Fairway Drive, Camarillo. Social hour 11 a.m., luncheon at noon. Fashion show from Draper’s and Damons. Raffle. RSVP required. Contact: Shirley. More...

Schools

Mission Accomplished

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Class of 2016 reaps rewards from new guidance center

GRAD FEATURE: CVHS

The change much anticipated by Conejo Valley High students and staff did not arrive this year. More...

Conejo Valley Grad Facts

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Business

Regal rolls out the red carpet

Fanfare accompanies theater ’s reopening
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BRIEFS

Newbury Park center fetches $15M   A 39,634-square-foot retail strip center on Newbury Road has been sold to a Los Angeles-based private investor for $15.3 million.  Leased to a mix of 12 restaurant, retail and athletic uses, The Terrace is More...

Pets

North Ranch residents collar CRPD’s plans for neighborhood dog park

Off-leash areas at other locations moving ahead

More off-leash areas may be coming to Thousand Oaks—just not to North Ranch.  The Conejo Recreation and Park District held community meetings in late May and early June about the possibility of adding mini dog parks to Conejo Community Par More...

Faith

Or Ami puts faith in its leader

Congregation Or Ami of Calabasas recently signed a lifetime agreement with Rabbi Paul Kipnes to lead the synagogue into the future.  The Reform Jewish synagogue, serving the West San Fernando and Conejo valleys, also announced restructured partn More...

Performance includes new composition

The Elation Arts Series at Emmanuel Presbyterian Church will present “The Art of Longing,” a classical vocal concert with tenor Bryan Lane and pianist Christopher Davis, at 7 p.m. More...

Oakbrook hosts VBC

Oakbrook Bible Church will host its sixth annual free Vacation Bible Camp for children in kindergarten to fifth grade from 9:30 a.m. to noon Mon. to Fri., July 25 to 29 at 480 W. More...

Letters

Secret ballot not so secret for indie voter

On Tues., June 7, I walked into my polling place, gave them my name, said I was an independent and asked for a party ballot.  I was also given a form to fill out that asked for all of my personal information.  More...

Northbound Moorpark Road on-ramp unsafe

When will the first traffic fatality happen on the northbound 101 between Moorpark and Lynn roads? Will it be next month? Next week? Today?  Will it happen to someone you know? Your son or daughter? You?  More...

Treat all CVUSD students with respect

This past Thursday I had the honor of presenting scholarships to two graduating seniors at Conejo Valley High School.  There were 40 seniors at the graduation ceremony, each with a different, and in many cases, a difficult life experience that l More...

Editorials

Editorial

Dear grads: Never stop learning

On your mark. Get set. Breathe. Congratulations to the Class of 2016. After more than a decade of homework, exams, projects, late-night cram sessions and extracurricular activities, you’ve made it. More...

Put a cap on it

HURRAH!—Graduates toss their mortarboards in the air at the end of commencement at Westlake High School on June 9. More...

‘We want them to walk’

Commissioners express concern over parking plan

A request to ease the parking burden on prospective Thousand Oaks Boulevard businesses was rejected Monday by the city’s planning commission. More...

Police say they solved string of restaurant robberies

An arrest has been made in connection with a series of armed robberies that took place at Thousand Oaks restaurants over the past year. More...

Community

Manna changing pickup hours

Manna is changing the hours when residents can collect groceries from its pantry.  Effective July 5, food pickup hours will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

Noell must answer to charges, judge rules

The case against a Lake Sherwood man accused of trying to kill his estranged wife will enter its next phase after a judge decided there was enough evidence to proceed with a trial.  More...

State rep to field queries in Newbury Park

Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin will host a Saturday Sidewalk Session from 9:30 to 11 a.m. June 18 at Ragamuffin Coffee Roasters, 111 N. Reino Road, in the Trader Joe’s Center, Newbury Park. More...

On the Town

Usher training set for August

Civic Arts Plaza seeks new blood

The Civic Arts Plaza in Thousand Oaks will offer two training sessions for volunteer ushers for its theaters from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wed., Aug. 17 and 7:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sat., Aug. 20. More...

Inventive cast of Emmy-nominated show invites audience participation

See cast of ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’

The cast members of the Emmy-nominated TV show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” will perform a live show, “Whose Live Anyway?,” at 8 p.m. Fri., Sept. 9 at the Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. More...

Go Red, White and Blue at Reagan Library

The 31st annual Red, White and Blue Ball will take place at 6 p.m. Sat., June 25 at the Reagan Library, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley.  The event will feature dinner, auctions and dancing to the music of the Harry Selvin Band.  More...

Sports

Coaches are fans, too

Rams invite hundreds of high school coaches to OTA practice

Hundreds of high school football coaches, including dozens of locals, descended upon the Los Angeles Rams Residence Inn River Ridge training facility last weekend in Oxnard.  Head coaches and assistants from Ventura County were invited to watch More...

Snap, crackle and pop

Rams rookie QB Goff should start season opener against the 49ers

COMMENTARY /// Los Angeles Rams   Jared Goff plopped down on the grass in front of a hydraulic lift and leaned against a giant blue pad.  The Los Angeles Rams rookie quarterback sighed and bit into a Rice Krispies Treat.  Will he snap, More...

Three of a kind

Amaral family finds niche in basketball, baseball and soccer

When Mark Amaral coached the Colorado State University men’s basketball team, his two sons, Tanner and Landon, were ball boys.  Hours before one home game circa 2007, Tanner sat where his dad told him to, near the baseline, ready to retrie More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park  June 2 A 42-year-old man was seen brandishing a weapon and making criminal threats in the 2400 block of W. Hillcrest Drive. He was later arrested in Westlake Village.   More...

Family

Family destroyed by addiction

A grieving mother talks about her daughter’s struggle

Lacey Weitz, like many people whose lives are taken by prescription drugs, didn’t want to die. But she rolled the dice for that irresistible high only an opiate can provide and paid the ultimate price.  More...

Gruff, grumpy, standoffish, but still a dad

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Pioneer Jamboree more than fun

Kids glean lessons from the past

Although she has a washer and dryer at home, 9-year-old Ava Tash enjoyed doing laundry the old-fashioned way with a bar of soap, washboard and clothesline during Pioneer Days at the Stagecoach Inn Museum in Newbury Park.  More...

Columns

Consider the canal

One of the most unusual destinations in the world will soon become greatly more interesting.  The Panama Canal, which opened over 100 years ago, will celebrate a new and significant milestone June 26.  More...

The pursuit of ‘trustworthyness’

About a decade ago I, like many people, was moved by the biographical drama “The Pursuit of Happyness.” The film starred Will Smith as a struggling salesman and single parent trying to make a difficult career change while caring for his y More...